KVH Industries is now offering recreational boaters introductory airtime plans for its Inmarsat FleetBroadband system for as low as US $59 per month. The program also includes other hardware and airtime packages, which includes the option for a TracPhone FB150 antenna at no additional charge.
“With these new airtime plans, we're making it easier for mariners to
bring the convenience and reliability of Inmarsat onboard while making their service
as easy to manage as a cell phone,” said Jim Dodez, KVH's vice president of
marketing and strategic planning.
According to KVH, the program entails a 36-month lease and is available to all FleetBroadband customers, regardless of which hardware is being used. The program also offers up to 50 minutes of voice or five MB of data and allows the option to pay in advance for one month at a time (with no roll over between months). According to KVH, voice calls are as low as US $0.79 per minute and data as low as US $7.95 per MB. Hardware leases that include free TracPhone FB150 hardware can also be combined with the program.
“Bundling KVH TracPhone hardware and FleetBroadband service is a great way for
mariners to spread the cost of hardware over 36 months, making it exceptionally
easy to bring TracPhone and FleetBroadband onboard at a reasonable monthly
cost,” said Dodez. “Customers selecting the “Premium Value” Broadband Plan can receive free TracPhone FB150 hardware or reduced-cost TracPhone FB250 and FB500 systems.”